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Kenichi Takahata is an Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, UBC, as well as a Tier-2 Canada Research Chair in Advanced Micro/Nanofabrication and MEMS (micro-electro-mechanical systems). He received is BS in physics from Sophia University, Tokyo, Japan, in 1990 and his MS and PhD in electrical engineering from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA, in 2004 and 2005, respectively. He was a Visiting Scientist at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA, from 1999 through 2001.
Dr. Takahata held various industrial research positions for over ten years at Panasonic in Japan as well as 3M in USA before joining UBC. His research focuses on a broad range of fabrication and packaging in the micro and nano domains and their application to MEMS and other micro/nanomachined devices. Details of his work can be found in his website linked above.
Electronic Circuits for Electromechanical Design
Semiconductor fundamentals; modelling of electronis devices including diodes and transistors; design of power supplies, waveform generators and logic circuits; signals in time and frequency domains; operational amplifiers; active filters; oscillators; device specification and selection.
Micro and Nano Fabrication Technologies
Review of principles and practices of rnicro/nano fabrication technologies. Material and process selection; IC fabrication; silicon micromachining; LIGA; micro-EDM; mechanical processing; nanostructuring. Applications to MEMS/NEMS and other emerging devices.
Bidirectional actuation of ferrofluid using micropatterned planar coils assisted by bias magnetic fields
Journal Article | Sensors and Actuators A: Physical
An experimental study of electrochemical polishing for micro-electro-discharge-machined stainless-steel stents
Journal Article | J Materials Science: Materials in Medicine
Field-emission-assisted approach to dry micro-electro-discharge machining of carbon-nanotube forests
Journal Article | Journal of Applied Physics
Out-of-plane spiral-coil inductor self-assembled by locally controlled bimorph actuation
Journal Article | Micro & Nano Letters, IET
MEMS-Based Micro-Electro-Discharge Machining (M EDM) by Electrostatic Actuation of Machining Electrodes on the Workpiece
Journal Article | Microelectromechanical Systems, Journal of